Vegan Falafel

Vegan Falafel Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 40 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 15 minutes


For the Falafel:

15 ounce Can Chickpeas drained, or 1 and 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas

1/2 Medium Onion White, Yellow or Brown, Chopped

3 Cloves Garlic Crushed

1/3 cup Cilantro Finely Chopped

1/3 cup Parsley Finely Chopped

2 Tbsp White Sesame Seeds

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/4 tsp Coriander Powder

1 tsp Cumin

2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour

4 Tbsp Olive Oil Divided, For Frying

For Serving (Optional):

Pita Breads


Cherry Tomatoes Sliced

Pickles Sliced


Tahini Sauce


1Drain canned chickpeas and dry them on paper towels. Add the chickpeas to the food processor along with the chopped onion and crushed garlic and process until roughly chopped.

2Add the finely chopped cilantro and parsley, white sesame seeds, salt, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, coriander powder and cumin and process again until roughly mixed.

3Add the all purpose flour and process briefly.

4Roll the mixture into balls and place them onto a parchment lined baking tray.

5Use a small square of parchment paper and the bottom of a glass to gently flatten the balls.

6Place into the freezer for 20 minutes to firm up.

7Add 2 Tbsp olive oil to a frying pan and when the oil is hot, add in 4 falafels (providing your pan is big enough to fit all 4). Fry until crispy and browned on each side, about 3 minutes each side.

8Place the falafels onto paper towels to absorb excess oil.

9Add the remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil to the pan and when hot, add in the remaining 4 falafels and cook until browned and crispy.

10Serve with pita breads, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, pickles, hummus and tahini sauce.

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